I used to get bit at my boyfriend's sleeping in his bed. I would get bit almost every time I slept there and he never got bit once. I have googled and googled and to me it's either bed bugs or now I'm thinking fleas. His dog itches all the time but he also has very visable dandruff. His dog will also bite at his skin like he is really itching something not just the dandruff. We recently moved into our own home and using all MY furniture ( I never got bit at home) and we took about 3 of his pillows and that is the only thing we took from his house. I have been getting bites again. They are random spots bit usually around where my clothes line are. Or on my back. I threw away his pillows the first time I got bit in our new house bit I'm afraid they're in my bed now since I'm still getting bit. They range anywhere from one bite to a cluster of bites and itch very bad all day and don't go away for about a week. He doesn't think they are bed bugs because I'm the only one getting bit and says I would have brought them home and his roommate would have them as well... What do I do?
Bed bugs usually leave trails of bad bites, and they often are visible. They can actually grow to the size of ticks. I would assume they would be more active at night. But in your case they would be fleas. Fleas are a lot more mobile but the bites each make are very similar and identical. Your best bet is fleas. Your bf may have built up the tolerance to not feel the bites or leave marks, but his dog is definitely feeling the itch.
Garlic is a natural flea repellent. When an individual eats a lot of garlic, fleas avoid him, because they do not like the way the person smells. In other words, people who eat garlic are not appetizing.
Each individual’s chemical makeup is different. People submit gases and skin secretions at different rates. According to sources such as the Canadian Department of Environment and Conservation, fleas tend to be attracted to people who emit high levels of carbon dioxide gas because it is a trigger to the flea that a potential blood source is in the area.
Some individuals are not aware that a flea has bitten them. Those individuals are not allergic to the saliva that the flea secretes into the bite wound to keep the blood from coagulating. The bites in those cases do not become red or itch and go unnoticed. Other individual’s are moderately allergic and perceive fewer bites than an individual who has a severe allergic reaction.